Oklahoma

  BREAKING NEWS: Tulsa Police office Betty Shelby charged with first degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Terrance Crutcher. A warant has been issued for her arrest.  Story still developing…

As two separate investigations continue, led by the Justice Department and the Tulsa County District Attorney's office, more details emerge regarding Crutcher and Betty Shelby, the officer who fatally shot Crutcher in the middle of the road as he walked with his hands up towards his SUV.

Yet again, an unarmed black man met his death on a day he didn’t have to, because police arrived on a scene about which they knew little to nothing. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, a man named Terence Crutcher met his end after his car stalled in the middle of the road. Police showed up and instead […]

The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's report listed the probable cause of death as asphyxiation due to "manual compression of the neck."

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

Oklahoma has executed 112 inmates since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.

A Black teenager from Oklahoma decided to defend herself - violently - after she was called a racial slur by a White teen.

An Oklahoma missionary was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week after he was found guilty of raping Kenyan orphans while volunteering at a children's home.

  This is John Mercer Langston and he was the first Black man to become a lawyer in Ohio.  He passed the bar in 1854.  In 1855 he became one of the first African Americans ever elected to public office in America.  He was also the great uncle of famous poet, Langston Hughes.  There is […]

Quinton Laster, 20, the couple's grandson, is being held on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Sharon Reed, 59, and James Reed, 78, the report says. He had been living with his grandparents for about two years after being asked to leave his mother's home, relatives told investigators.

An attorney representing victims of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, convicted of raping Black women, condemned prison officials for removing any trace of his whereabouts from the database, saying it is causing his clients "crushing anxiety."